Roane County Government

Clerk & Master

Pam May, Clerk and Master

The operations of the Clerk and Master’s Office consist of maintaining Rule and Execution dockets for suits filed in Chancery and Probate Court, attending all court sessions, and keeping minutes of the Courts. Other responsibilities of the office include investing idle funds, conducting auctions of real and personal property when Ordered by the Court, collecting filing fees and costs associated with the cases filed, reporting collections and making distributions to proper entities monthly, prepare annual budget, comply with all audit standards, record and revenue management, courtroom administration and public relations. The office also takes public inquiries in person or by phone about Chancery and Probate cases and delinquent taxes.

Phone Number:

P: 865-376-2487
F: 865-376-1228


200 E. Race Street, Suite 12
Kingston, TN 37763



The Clerk and Master is responsible for collecting delinquent taxes for Roane County and the cities of Harriman, Kingston, Oliver Springs and Rockwood, as well as conducting an annual tax sale for Roane County and City taxes.


Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at 10:30 am

Roane County Courthouse
The auction will be held on the front steps (facing Race Street)

FOR MORE INFO CALL 865-376-2487


The next Back Tax Sale will be scheduled for spring 2025.  Please check back for more information later this year.  The parcel list will be available approximately one month prior to the sale and will be available here or by coming to the Clerk & Master’s office during regular business hours.  The cost for a printed list is $5. 

The Tax Sale is held in-person in the spring at the Roane County Courthouse in Kingston. Pre-registration is required, usually the same day as the sale.  A registration form and W-9 must be completed and you will need to provide proper identification (i.e., driver’s license). Instructions for bidding and paying for parcels will be available prior to the sale and will also be announced by the clerk in courtroom before the sale begins.

For information on a parcel visit


Passport Applications

The Clerk and Master’s office processes Passport Applications and now Passport Photos – BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please call 865-376-2487 between the hours of 8:30 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday to schedule. Click the button below for full details.